Babbitt Touts Experimental Aircraft Safety and Transition Training

FAA Administrator Babbitt at Sun 'n Fun.

J. Randall Babbitt, FAA Administrator, stopped by the Media Center at the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In April 16 for a quick conference with the press.

He noted that 10% of all general aviation aircraft in the U.S. are now Experimental aircraft; however, 27% of GA accidents are happening in those Experimental aircraft. Continue reading "Babbitt Touts Experimental Aircraft Safety and Transition Training"

Erik Lindbergh Uses SwiftFuel Powered Aircraft During SnF

Erik Lindbergh and his Lancair arrived in Paris in 2002.

Watch for Lindbergh (grandson of Charles Lindbergh) as he pilots an Experimental Piper Seminole at Lakeland's Linder Airport during this year's Sun 'n Fun air show using 100SF developed by Swift Enterprises Ltd., a firm based at the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette, Indiana. When not in the air, the plane will be located at the event's exhibit space shared by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Swift Enterprises.

"The future of general aviation is quickly evolving toward alternative aviation fuels," Lindbergh said. "I'm delighted to be working with Swift Enterprises and Embry-Riddle to help solve the leaded fuel challenge for general aviation."

SwiftFuel is a near drop-in replacement for 100LL fuel currently used throughout the general aviation sector. SwiftFuel does not use lead, ethanol, toluene or oxygenates, and produces fewer pollutants than 100LL fuel and 15% more volumetric energy than 100LL fuel. Additionally, SwiftFuel does not require any additives or stabilizers, according to Mary Rusek, president of Swift Enterprises. Continue reading "Erik Lindbergh Uses SwiftFuel Powered Aircraft During SnF"